• At Rest, At Last

    Happy New Year, everyone, and may 2018 be your best year yet! The second day of the new year finds Tasha and me taking it easy after what seems like a non-stop three weeks. Around the middle of December, we began preparing for our pig slaughter and all that entails...


  • Geminids

    Tasha and I watched the Geminids meteor shower last night. Since it was also a very cold night here in North Carolina, we combined our skywatching with dips in the hot tub, which we use to heat our greenhouse on nights when it gets down into the 20s or below....


  • Enough Time

    Shortly after I posted the most recent update on this blog, I decided to quit my job, in April 2017. This decision had been a long time coming, and seven months later, I find I still have no regrets about making it. While spending less and living on more that...


  • Three Years In: A Self-Assessment and the Work to Come

    Three years ago, in the midst of a torrential downpour - Matt in the moving truck, me in my Honda Fit, and my dad in his car - we made our way from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to our new home in rural North Carolina. The traffic around D.C....


  • The Beauty of Transhuman Things

    I was browsing through my Robinson Jeffers anthology yesterday evening before bed, reading one of his last poems, “Granddaughter,” when I was struck by a certain turn of phrase, as often happens with his poetry: When she is eighteen \ I’ll not be here. I hope she will find her...